Clifford John Farides, age 71, of 11 Crooked Stick, Bloomsburg, died on Wednesday October 19, 2022 after battling five chronic illnesses.
He was an avid Eagles and Phillies fan, loved reading many types of literature favoring science fiction, and enjoyed exploring websites and favorite computer games. He authored six books and enjoyed creating fantasy adventure stories.
Born in Manhattan, NY on February 4, 1951, he was the son of Margaret C. Farides and the late Cleon Farides.
In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by a brother, Chris Farides, and a nephew, David Grinnell.
In addition to his mother, he is survived by his wife of 37 years, Toni Farides; and siblings: Linda Grinnell (Lee), Susan Muldoon (Doug) and Charles Farides (Sharon). He will also be missed by nieces: Nikki, Justina, Jennifer, Jessica, Julianne, Emma and nephews: Alex, Brian, Stephen, Scott, Christopher and Alex.
Cliff had an Associate degree from Bucks County Community College, BA in History from Mansfield University, MS in Library Science from Clarion University and MS in Instructional Technology from Bloomsburg University. Cliff worked as a longshoreman supervisor with U.S. Steel in PA & Texas, a manager and bouncer with ABC Liquors in FL, and computer sales with Radio Shack in Selinsgrove.
Mr. Farides worked as a professional librarian at the Mount Carmel, Easton, Berwick, Williamsport, Chambersburg and Nanticoke libraries. He was responsible for adding technology to many libraries in the Central PA region through his position as District Librarian with the
James V. Brown Library.
A private celebration of life will be held at the convenience of the family.
In lieu of flowers, an unrestricted donation to your favorite library is suggested.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of the Roat-Kriner Funeral Home, 1133 Bloom Rd., Danville.
Condolence messages may be posted at: www.krinerfuneralhomes.com